§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will state whether the inlet fan ordered for the ventilation of the House of Commons is a cased pressure fan and of a type used for mine ventilation, what is its size and capacity, and is it guaranteed to be noiseless in the working; and will he explain the structural difficulties which have arisen in connection with the adoption and application of an extraction fan?
§ LORD BALCARRES
The type of fan selected for the inlet ventilation of the House of Commons is of the cased blower type, which is largely adopted for mine ventilation. The fan and motor are guaranteed to work without noise. The structural difficulties connected with the extraction concern building matters only. No application to tender for the extraction fan will be refused.